On Tuesday, Martin did not attend a season-ending players meeting with Karl. Afterward, Karl said that he would like to speak with Martin but added that the six-year vet needs to get "mentally and physically healthy."
The Nuggets will look to trade Martin during the offseason and the Knicks and Heat have emerged as potential suitors. Denver, which desperately needs outside shooting, may be willing to take Quentin Richardson and Maurice Taylor's expiring contract in exchange for Martin, who is scheduled to earn a whopping $71.9 million over the next five years.
The Knicks wouldn't blink at such a hefty number, which is both a strength and a weakness of Garden chairman James Dolan. However, a defensive-minded power forward who competes on every possession is exactly the type of player Isiah Thomas would want to pair with Eddy Curry. Having Frye off the bench to back up Curry and Martin is another plus.
The last thing the Knicks need is an undersized, injured power forward with an attitude problem and a maximun contract on their roster. Isn't it enough for Larry and Isiah that they helped two teams dump their high priced players (Steve Francis and Jalen Rose) off their rosters?
Excuse me, I'm wrong. what would be even worse than have having the undersized, injured power forward with an attitude problem and a maximun contract on their roster is having the undersized, injured power forward with an attitude problem and a maximun contract on their roster taking time away from the Channing Frye. You know, the guy who showed enough promise in his rookie year to make the NBA All-Rookie Team?
They are really testing my loyalty.